Monday, September 26, 2016

New Literary Agency ~ Brower Literary & Management ~ has two agents looking for commercial, upmarket & literary fiction for both adults & YA

Kimberly Brower
Brower Literary & Management
110 Wall Street, 2-047
New York, NY 10005

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Kimberley Brower has left the Rebecca Friedman Literary Agency to start her own agency, taking fellow agent Jess Dallow with her. They've been joined by new agent Aimee Ashcraft. Jess and Aimee are actively looking for authors. Whether you are a debut author or a veteran, they want to hear from you.

Jess Dallow – Associate Agent: Having grown up with the same name as her favorite Sweet Valley High twin, Jess has always had a love for books, especially those that feature well developed, strong female characters. She is fascinated with complex characters and a world that she can fall in love with, stories that make her want to sob and laugh within minutes of each other, and a book that she can’t put down no matter what time it is or what rerun of SVU is on.

Jess has a BFA in Writing for Film and Television from the University of the Arts and worked in entertainment for eight years before returning to her home state of New York where she worked at a literary agency for two years before joining Brower Literary & Management. Connect on Twitter at: @JLDallow

Jess is interested in both YA and adult commercial fiction with a focus in romance, family stories, thrillers, mystery, and women’s fiction. She loves strong, complex female characters, worlds that she can fall in love with, stories that make her want to sob and laugh within minutes of each other, and a book that she can’t put down no matter what time it is. She is not looking to currently represent picture or chapter books.

Query Jess at:
Put: “QUERY: [Manuscript/Project Title]” in the subject line and include a full synopsis, and your first chapter (double-spaced) pasted into the email. No attachments.

Aimee Ashcraft – Associate Agent: Aimee is a brand new agent, and like all new agents, she needs authors.

Aimee has loved books since the days of sneakily reading under her desk in elementary school. Thankfully, reading is no longer a punishable offense, and she is busy seeking out stories that feature all-encompassing worlds and compelling female characters. She loves books that are told from an original point of view and are more addictive than a good Netflix binge. Aimee received her BA from Transylvania University and her MA from NYU. She is now based in New York City. Connect on Twitter at: @AimeeAshcraft

Aimee is looking for upmarket and literary fiction, specifically historical fiction, women’s fiction, and YA (all genres). She loves books that pull her in, immersing her in a world she can’t escape until the final sentence. She is looking for original voices and compelling, complex female characters.

Query Aimee at:
Put: “QUERY: [Manuscript/Project Title]” in the subject line and include a full synopsis, and your first chapter (double-spaced) pasted into the email. No attachments.

Full submission guidelines here.

Kira Vermond will be one of the guest
speakers for the Writing Kid Lit course
Brian Henry will lead How to Get Published workshops on Saturday, Oct 15, in Burlington with literary agent Cassandra Rodgers of The Rights Factory (see here), on Saturday, Oct 22, in London with Stacey Donaghy of the Donaghy agency (see here), and on Saturday,  October 29, in Caledon, at the Bolton Public Library, with Martha Web of the McDermid Agency (see here). 
Note: If you're looking at this posting after October, 2016, check out current How to Get Published workshops here (and scroll down).

Then on Saturday, November 19, Brian will lead a Writing for Children and for Young Adults workshop in Mississauga with Anne Shone, senior editor, Scholastic Books as his guest speaker (see here). 
Note: If you're looking at this posting after Nov 19, 2016, check out current Writing for Children & for Young Adult workshops and weekly Writing Kid Lit courses here (and scroll down).

To register or for details, email:

But the best way of getting your manuscript ready for publication, may be with a weekly writing course. This fall, three classes still have space: 
“Welcome to Creative Writing,” Thursday afternoons Sept 29 - Dec 8, in Oakville (see here).
“Writing Kid Lit ~ Picture Books to YA (new), Tuesday afternoons, Sept 27 - Nov 22 (no class Oct 11), in Burlington (see here).
“Intensive Creative Writing,” Tuesday mornings, Oct 18 – Dec 6, in Burlington. Details here.

See details of all three of these classes here.

To reserve a spot or for more details, email

Brian Henry also has a number of other workshops coming up soon:  How to Write Great Dialogue, Saturday, Oct 1, in Kitchener (see here) Writing and Revising, Saturday, Nov 5, in Midland (see here), and How to Write Great Characters, Saturday, Nov 12, in Barrie (see here).

To register of for more information for any of the above,

Read reviews of Brian’s courses and workshops here.

See Brian’s complete current schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Algonquin Park, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, St. John, NB, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

Navigation tip: For many more literary agents seeking authors, click on the Literary Agents button at the top of the page, just below the banner. To see only Canadian agents, click on the button in the right-hand column under More Content. To see only agents representing kid’s lit, click on the Children’s/YA agents button in the list of Labels below.

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